Help James get back on his feet

On August 11th, James was in a car accident and was flown from Castlegar to Vancouver for emergency surgery on his back.  He suffered a significant spinal cord injury—a burst fracture to his L1 vertebrae.  James has limited motor function in his lower half and has serious nerve damage that may be permanent.  He is currently in acute care at Vancouver General Hospital with plans to relocate to a nearby rehabilitation centre once he has healed enough from surgery.  From the information we have, we expect that his time in the rehab centre will last anywhere from two to six months.  

The rest of the family: Sarah, Devon and Zephram, will be temporarily relocating to Vancouver to be with James as he goes through the process of rehab. We need to keep our family together through this process despite the financial challenges. We know that the best way to heal is to have your loved ones close by and that’s what we intend to do.

If you think you can support us to help cover the costs of transportation, some childcare, housing or even potentially equipment, we’d be eternally grateful.
  • Denis Leblanc 
    • $1,000 
    • 36 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $250 
    • 36 mos
  • Danielle Ker 
    • $300 
    • 36 mos
  • Rose Ker 
    • $100 
    • 36 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
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Fundraising team: White lodge (5)

Sarah B 
Organizer
Raised $4,940 from 39 donations
Slocan, BC
James Shaw 
Team member
Raised $1,890 from 22 donations
Danielle Beatty 
Team member
Raised $1,145 from 6 donations
Graeme Slaght 
Team member
Raised $1,050 from 3 donations
Frances Loughead 
Team member
Raised $900 from 9 donations
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